Positions Available

Permanent Faculty Positions Currently Open:
Assistant Professor in Environmental Data Science and Informatics
Assistant Professor in Marine Conservation / Fisheries Science
Assistant Professor in Environmental & Resource Economics
Mellichamp Chair on Sustainability Science for Emerging Technologies

Temporary Teaching Positions Currently Open:
Currently, no temporary, part-time lecturer positions are open.




Assistant Professor in Environmental Data Science and Informatics

The Earth Research Institute (ERI; www.eri.ucsb.edu) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Data Science and Informatics at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a highly creative and interactive scholar whose research and teaching interests are focused on innovative approaches for theoretical, empirical, and computational analyses in Earth and Environmental Sciences and whose research addresses dynamics at any scale - from individual organisms to the entire globe. In particular, we are interested in candidates who are developing novel insight related to environmental topics in areas including - but not limited to - computational ecology, ecological modeling, social-ecological systems, and the human ecology of infectious diseases. The ability to contribute to existing campus-wide environmental and ecological research initiatives, including the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS, www.nceas.ucsb.edu), is highly desired.

The successful candidate will conduct research relevant to one of the core themes of ERI - Natural Hazards, Human Impacts, Earth System Science, and Earth Evolution - and will hold a faculty appointment in an academic department that participates in ERI. The candidate will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized and extramurally-funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the candidate’s area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit: 1) an application letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans which addresses both the candidate’s vision for the future of environmental data science and how their efforts will contribute to the field, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, 5) an optional statement describing commitment to diversity, 6) up to three selected publications, and 7) names and contact information of at least three persons willing to provide letters of reference (the committee will solicit letters for a short list of candidates).

Submit applications electronically at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01060, and address questions to EnvironmentalDataSearch@eri.ucsb.edu. Applications completed by November 15th, 2017 will receive priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. The effective start date of the position is July 1, 2018.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Assistant Professor in Marine Conservation / Fisheries Science


The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science (IGPMS: www.igpms.ucsb.edu) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track position in marine conservation and/or fisheries science at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent, or have completed all requirements for the degree by the time of appointment.

We are searching for a highly innovative and collaborative scholar of marine science who focuses on any aspect (or combination of) ecological or environmental dimensions of marine conservation or fisheries science. All marine habitats from tropical to polar and from coastal to open ocean will be considered. The ideal candidate should apply quantitative methods to answer critical questions relevant to marine resource management, conservation and/or fisheries. The successful candidate will hold an appointment in one or more academic department that participates in the IGPMS, and is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the candidate’s area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses.

Applicants should submit: 1) an application letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, 5) an optional statement describing commitment to diversity, 6) up to three selected publications, and 7) names and contact information of at least three persons willing to provide letters of reference (the committee will solicit letters for a short list of candidates).

Submit applications electronically to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01111 and address questions to igpmsfisheries@bren.ucsb.edu. Applications completed by December 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

The IGPMS is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Assistant Professor in Environmental & Resource Economics

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (www.bren.ucsb.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental & Resource Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor to start July 1, 2018. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in Environmental and Resource Economics or a related field, or have completed all requirements for the degree at the time of hire. A joint appointment with the Department of Economics is possible.

We seek to expand our faculty group in environmental and resource economics within the Bren School. The successful candidate will have a PhD in economics, agricultural economics, or related discipline and will possess strong applied economic theory and/or empirical skills. The candidate will have existing or emerging research activities that are related to one or more of the School’s application interest areas such as marine resources, water, conservation planning, climate, international development, and pollution prevention. Demonstrated depth within environmental and resource economics and interest in collaborating across disciplines are desirable attributes.

The Bren School is a graduate school within UCSB that provides rigorous, multi-disciplinary training in environmental science and management to Master’s and PhD students. The faculty is drawn from the natural sciences, social sciences and management.

Applicant should submit: 1) an application letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, 5) an optional statement describing contributions to diversity (if applicable), 6) job market paper (and up to two additional publications, (if applicable) and 7) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to UC Recruit by references.

Submit applications electronically to: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01133 and address questions to eecon@bren.ucsb.edu . Applications completed by December 1, 2017 will received priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. We will be interviewing at the AEA meetings in Philadelphia in January as well as alternate locations.

The Bren School is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Mellichamp Chair on Sustainability Science for Emerging Technologies

The University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a faculty position in the area of sustainability science for emerging technologies, to start July 1, 2018 or later. Technologies not only provide goods and services but also have a profound impact on the environment. There are a number of emerging technologies that have the potential to markedly reduce the human footprint at the global level, in terms of energy, water, emissions of contaminants and other impacts. We seek an individual whose research involves quantitative evaluation of the relationship between emerging technologies and the sustainable provision of goods and services. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent at the time of hire.
To address the relationship between technology and the environment, the University of California, Santa Barbara has approved a cluster of four endowed chair positions with a common theme of “Sustainable Materials and Product Design”. The research interests of other chair holders encompass green chemistry, sustainable manufacturing, and sustainable catalytic processing. This faculty position, “Sustainability Science”, will be hosted by the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, although joint appointments can also be considered. All four Chairs are expected to work together closely to foster broad and interdisciplinary research and education in chemical and technological sustainability. Please see our website for more information: http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/people/position_announcements.html.


We welcome research focused on technology evaluation, choice and design, policy design and evaluation, the governance of technology development and innovation, and other related areas of research. Experience in sustainable development of emerging economies is desirable. The successful candidate will bring a strong research program around more sustainable technologies based on quantitative analyses.


Applicants should submit to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01166: 1) cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research 4) statement of teaching 5) five selected publications 6) optional statement on contributions to diversity and 7) provide names of at least four references, to be contacted only with your written approval. If you have any questions please send your request to mellichair@bren.ucsb.edu. For fullest consideration, all materials should be received by January 30, 2018, although the position remains open until filled.


The Bren School is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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